Following meetings with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, President Trump once again declared North Korea to be “a problem,” insisting that he wants the isolated nation “dealt with rapidly.” Moon did not elaborate of the North Korea issue, but had previously been seen as an advocate of diplomacy.
Trump isn’t a big fan of diplomacy, especially so far as North Korea goes, and while he insisted that the US has “many options” at their disposal, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster only yesterday confirmed that every option drawn up involves the US attacking North Korea militarily.
That President Trump is open to unilaterally attacking North Korea is itself hardly news, as he’s discussed little else when the issue comes up, except to excoriate diplomacy as the “failed” method of past administrations. Recent reports suggest he’s feeling more of a time crunch on this, however, and might be looking to start this huge war fairly quickly.
South Korea and China had both been said in recent weeks to have presented the Trump Administration a diplomatic resolution, but to have been dismissed out of hand, with the administration ruling out any deal that reduces the “military pressure” on North Korea.
6 thoughts on “Trump: North Korea Should Be Dealt With Rapidly”
Another apocalyptic blowhard looking to cause a war from which he will remain guarded and safe never suffering even a minimal scratch or the evil horrors rained down on others and other countries. The 45th bad president in a row.
Does this mean you’re counting JFK in this lot? If so, you have a lot to learn about this brilliant young man whose life was cut short on 22 Nov. 1963, when he was assassinated for a number of reasons. He wanted no parts of the Vietnam situation and was infuriated with the CIA and its then director, Allen Dulles, over the Bay of Pigs fiasco in Cuba (he fired Dulles as a result). He handled the Cuban Missile Crisis quite well by demanding then Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev to remove all offensive nuclear missiles from Cuba (behind the scenes, he told Khrushchev that in return, he’d remove all offensive nuclear missiles from Turkey). The two leaders gained a high respect for each other and soon became friends. The Soviet Premier was devastated when JFK was assassinated, and he told other Soviet officials he had lost a dear friend that day.
Eileen, JFK sent 16,000 US military “advisors” to Vietnam. That, included Green Berets who set up fortified villages. Surely that doesn’t show he wanted no part of the situation in Vietnam.
True, it was LBJ who sent the first actual combat troops.
If Trump starts a new Korean war, once the THOUSANDS of US troop bodybags start coming home, the US electorate will be happy to impeach him on any charge anyone wants to come up with. Or at least we can hope so.
No, his supporters would just label detractors as anti-Americans and life would go on (except those killed in Korea, of course.)
Getting the Chinese or the Japs to do something is the rapid part. The Pentagon has visions of Inchon 2 not looking quite as good as the Macarthur effort. Selling ia blitzkrieg to the Japanese might require some proof that Moon was going to nuke them first. Because, should they start something, it becomes more likely that he might try to nuke them after.
The Chinese are in it for ‘window dressing’. They need the Marines on the Yalu like Putin needs the 101dst airborne in Kyiv.
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